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Also Known As: Kevin Ian Pardue Died:
Born: September 23, 1975 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Atlanta, Georgia, USA Profession: actor, model, production assistant

Biography CLOSE THE FULL BIOGRAPHY

A handsome blond actor with all-American athletic good looks and magnetic charisma onscreen, Kip Pardue was a ready-made heartthrob with the acting abilities to set him apart from other pretty faces. Having been discovered in 1996 while working as a production assistant on the short-lived ABC series "Townies" on a summer break from Yale, the college football quarterback left the team in his senior year in order to work as a model and pay his bills. With credits including Abercrombie & Fitch, Polo and Armani campaigns, Pardue became a familiar face in the industry.

A handsome blond actor with all-American athletic good looks and magnetic charisma onscreen, Kip Pardue was a ready-made heartthrob with the acting abilities to set him apart from other pretty faces. Having been discovered in 1996 while working as a production assistant on the short-lived ABC series "Townies" on a summer break from Yale, the college football quarterback left the team in his senior year in order to work as a model and pay his bills. With credits including Abercrombie & Fitch, Polo and Armani campaigns, Pardue became a familiar face in the industry.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Phantom (2013)
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3.
 Remarkable Power (2010)
4.
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 Ripple Effect (2008)
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 Bitter/Sweet (2008)
9.
 South of Pico (2007)
10.
 Wasted (2006)
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Milestones close milestones

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Worked as a production assistant on the ABC sitcom "Townies"
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Modeled for Abercrombie & Fitch, Armani and Polo
1999:
Acted on an episode of "7th Heaven" (The WB)
1999:
Cast as Josh Ford in the series pilot of "Popular" (The WB); replaced by actor Bryce Johnson when show went to series
1999:
Played a gay teen undergoing 'treatment' in the comedy "But I'm a Cheerleader"
2000:
Featured in "Whatever it Takes", a high school-set reworking of "Cyrano de Bergerac"
2000:
Breakthrough screen role as a high school football player in "Remember the Titans"
2001:
Cast in the independent drama "Rat in the Can" (aka "Strange Hearts")
2001:
Played a young racecar driver opposite Sylvester Stallone in Renny Harlin's "Driven"
2001:
Had a supporting role in the thriller "The Glass House"
2002:
Co-starred in writer-director Roger Avary's edgy adaptation of Brett Easton Ellis' "The Rules of Attraction"
2002:
Starred with Rose McGowan and Chevy Chase in the offbeat comedy "Vacuums"
2003:
Cast in the critically acclaimed teen drama "Thirteen" starring Holly Hunter
2004:
Co-starred with Sigourney Weaver and Jeff Daniels in "Imaginary Heroes"
2005:
Co-starred with Shannyn Sossamon and Ashlee Simpson in "Undiscovered"
2006:
Cast in a recurring role on "ER" (NBC) as a male nurse who becomes involved with Samantha Taggart (Linda Cardellini)
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Education

Yale College, Yale University: New Haven , Connecticut - 1998

Notes

Pardue on being discovered while working as a PA and losing a series job that would have kept him too busy for film work: "I'm definitely the luckiest guy in Hollywood." --to Interview, September 2000.

"I don't need anyone else, which is a great feeling, but also a depressing one. No one ever taught me how to shave; no one ever sat down to watch a Braves game with me. I paid for Yale myself, I lived by myself, I taught myself how to play the guitar. I did this all on my own." -- Kip Pardue to Premiere, October 2000.

Pardue giving props to his "Remember the Titans" collaborators: "'Titans' was a great experience. It was a script that was heartfelt and it felt like we were making a smaller film. AS opposed to just another high school movie, we had two seasoned actors [Denzel Washington and Will Patton] coaching us along the way.

"They offered us advice, professionalism and ideas all during the filming." --quoted in Variety's "10 Actors to Watch" feature, October 24, 2000.

Companions close complete companion listing

companion:
Rose McGowan. Actor. Met during the filming of "Vacuum" in 2001; no longer together.

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